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Laverty extends Valencia test

Laverty extends Valencia test

Northern Irish rider Eugene Laverty and the LCR Honda team have elected to extend their stay in Valencia for 250cc testing, despite having been penciled in for a return to San Marino for more workshop development. The move comes as a result of the small number of laps that Laverty was able to perform in Barcelona last week due to rain on the first day.

Northern Irish rider Eugene Laverty and the LCR Honda team have elected to extend their stay in Valencia for 250cc testing, despite having been penciled in for a return to San Marino for more workshop development. The move comes as a result of the small number of laps that Laverty was able to perform in Barcelona last week due to rain on the first day.

Yesterday, the 250cc rookie and his Technical Staff, managed by Paolo Cordioli, put in 86 laps as he worked on his base set-up. Windy conditions and the adaptation process from 600cc bikes meant that Laverty didn't trouble the frontrunners, but he reflected positively on the first day of testing.

"Even though the wind was very strong today I was able to ride for 86 laps, and this is quite good. I must learn as much as possible in a short time, trying to get a good base set-up before the season's "kick off". We are working hard but there are still a lot of things to fix up. Today we worked on the chassis and the engine set-up and when I came out I also followed some Honda riders to understand better the corner trajectories used on this machine, which is completely different from the 600cc I used in recent years."

Tags:
250cc, 2007, Eugene Laverty

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